105th Airlift Wing conducts training exercise on base


NEWBURGH – People passing by, or working near, Stewart Air National Guard Base in the Town of Newburgh from October 2-3 can expect to hear sirens and the base “giant voice” alert system as members of the 105th Airlift Wing conduct a readiness exercise.

There will also be increased military traffic entering and leaving the base.

New York Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the base will be participating in a number of scenarios that test their military skills on the base. The exercise requires the use of sirens and the base public announcement system.

Measures are being implemented during the exercise to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and still allow training to take place.

The 105th Airlift Wing was established as the 137th Fighter squadron in 1948. Throughout its history, it has flown F-47 Thunderbolts, F-51 Mustangs, F-94 Starfighter, F-86 Sabres, C-119 Flying Boxcar, C-97 Stratocruiser, O-2A Skymaster, C-5A Galaxy.

It currently flies the C-17 Globemaster III.

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